Vintage Contemporary Coastal Garden
Category: Contemporary, Modern & Artistic
Garden Design Project: CONFGD001
The site for this project is a 900m2 walled garden in immediate proximity to the coast.
The magnificent period house fronts on the beach in an exclusive area of North East Fife. The garden area sits behind the house, with high walls three sides.
The brief called for a Garden Design that was Contemporary, but with a vintage feel. A Garden Design that was formal enough to complement the Georgian house, but that could provide for plenty of informal seating, a boules court and a barbecue.
The Coastal Garden, untended for many years, was to be completely cleared to make way for the new garden.
The construction and planting of the garden, undertaken with our small team, supplemented with additional support when required, was completed in three months.
This included the removal of some 150 tonnes of spoil (a remarkable amount of which was beach sand that had blown into the garden over the years).
Different areas of the garden use Indian Sandstone, Sawn Sandstone and buff-coloured self-binding gravel.
The garden is provided with form through a series of rendered walls which run in a sinuous loop around two sides of the garden, and which help to define a formal avenue running parallel to one of the boundary walls.
This avenue provides a strong sight line from a set of French Windows to the rear wall of the garden, where a sculpture will provide a focal point.
The Rendered Walls also define the boules court area.
The hard landscaping part of the project was detailed with the addition of 17 decorative panels, which included thousands of shells set out in geometric patterns.
Submitted By: Jos Finer BA Dip PSGD (Distinction)
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